Journal article

Pilot Field Trial of the EG95 Vaccine Against Ovine Cystic Echinococcosis in Rio Negro, Argentina: Second Study of Impact

Edmundo Larrieu, Guillermo Mujica, Charles G Gauci, Katherina Vizcaychipi, Marcos Seleiman, Eduardo Herrero, Jose Luis Labanchi, Daniel Araya, Luis Sepulveda, Claudia Grizmado, Arnoldo Calabro, Gabriel Talmon, Thelma Veronica Poggio, Pablo Crowley, Graciela Cespedes, Graciela Santillan, Mariela Garcia Cachau, Roberto Lamberti, Lilia Gino, Meritxell Donadeu Show all

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is an important zoonotic disease caused by the cestode parasite Echinococcus granulosus. It occurs in many parts of the world where pastoral activities predominate, including the Rio Negro province of Argentina. Although CE control activities have been undertaken in the western regions of Rio Negro for more than two decades, the disease continues to remain prevalent in both the human and livestock animal populations. Vaccination of animal intermediate hosts of CE with the EG95 vaccine may provide a new opportunity to improve the effectiveness of CE control measures, although data are lacking about field application of the vaccine. AIMS: Evaluate the imp..

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Awarded by National University of La Pampa


Funding Acknowledgements

Research project approved and funded by the National University of La Pampa (Resolution 089/ 2013). The University had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.